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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Business Administration in Aviation
Dr. Thomas Tacker
Dr. Bruce Chadbourne
Professor Rudolf Knabe
This thesis investigates whether a private entity can compete with fixed base operators (FBOs) for airline ground handling contracts. Separating the research method into five phases, the author first conducts a need analysis. Then, the author dissects the structure of existing ground handling contracts. Thirdly, the average service charges presently in place are tabulated. Fourthly, a financial analysis is performed including the calculation of the break-even point at a profit. Finally, a model of ground handling operation is simulated using an existing air carrier’s ground handling contract.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Vergas, Carlos A., "A Feasibility Study of a Private Entity Competing with FBOs for Airline Ground Handling Contracts" (1993). Theses - Daytona Beach. 221.